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The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

Determining Legality and Drawing up Provisions and Guarantees

1)- Are the actions undertaken by the companies or individuals in the following scenarios legal or illegal pursuant to U. S. law? explain your answer. A wire transfer of $200,000 to the Minister of Contracting of Gambia made by Bordeaux Builders, Inc., a French corporation, and originating from its corporate headquarters in N

World Trade Organization Questions

Give me a brief history of the WTO. How does the WTO promote international trade? Why do some people believe that the WTO is unethical? What obstacles stand in the way of WTO success?

(GATT) and (WTO): Basic Principles and Dispute Resolution

What are the basic principles of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)? What are the basic principles behind the World Trade Organization (WTO)? In what ways are GATT and the WTO similar or different? How do the WTO and GATT settle disputes? Provide examples.

The WTO & American Global Involvement

Please read issues 4 and 11 and keep your answers to the point. (TS) Issue 11: Is world trade organization membership beneficial? (TS) Issue 4: "Should the United States Substantially Limit Its Global Involvement? 1- What are the pros and cons of WTO membership? What 4 key reforms would you propose for WTO and why? 2- Wh

Importance to regulate imports

Develop a persuasive paper with a thesis statement on Summarizing GATT law and the WTO. Why is it important to regulate imports? What are non-Tariff barriers to trade. How do these non-Tariff barriers affect management decisions. What is GATT? What is the primary function of the World Trade Organization (WTO) How do part

The rise China and India change the way the world economy

You are required to write a research essay and answer the question with an argument that also provides an explanation. Essay Question: Will the rise of developing countries like China and India change the way the world economy is governed? Please make sure material is focused and directly addresses the essay question

Cross-cultural competence in international business

Read the attached article. Identify the definition of cross-cultural competence proposed by the authors as it applies to international business. Evaluate their proposed model for understanding how cross-cultural competence is nurtured in individuals, and explain how they link their definition to the concept of cultural intell

Challenges Specific to a Newly Industrialized Economy

What are the challenges specific to a newly industrialized economy? Is it easier or more difficult to enter and market to this economy? What is the difference between new growth and newly industrialized economies? Which would you prefer and why?

Business Law - protections in international transactions

1. What special problems arise regarding property rights when an organization decides to do business outside the United States? Identify at least three problems, and then select one and discuss the problem in depth. Identify the alternatives available for resolving the problem, and address the best solution. 2. What are some

WTO Press Release impact of a declining world economy

This World Trade Organization Press Release demonstrates the impact of a declining world economy on global trade. Discuss the pros and cons of imposing quotas on some imported goods. How would this affect the American economy? What is the effect of a country devaluing its currency (like China, for example)?

Research of the Company Coco Cola

Research a company of your choosing that produces and sells products of some sort. This can be either a company you work for or a corporation where you are able to interview an employee in supply management or conduct research and gain specific supply chain information. You will address each of the following topics as they relat

An organization that desires expansion should consider venturing into a country that is almost as large as the United States. For example, China is considered to be slightly larger than the United States. An organization should seek opportunities that will maximize profitability within current and exponential markets. China's population continues to quadruple in size thus furthering the development of enhanced consumer growth. Companies desiring to enter the Asian markets must first identify the most pertinent top-selling commodities that are of great necessity to the country. It is imperative that an organization seeks new opportunities within unsaturated markets. Innovative technology is a solid indicator that continuous upgrades are in high demand. Nevertheless, organizations must provide products that the country utilizes in excess. For example, "China is a world leader in producing rice, tobacco, corn, barley, soybeans, and peanuts. Wheat, eggs, pork, fish, and potatoes are also important products. China also produces manufactured goods such as; oil, minerals, coal, and steal" (ProQuest, 2011). Many organizations strengthen their competitive positioning by entering Asian markets. "Despite China's major push to overhaul its economy along more market oriented lines, the rule of law, especially as it applies to contracts and general matters of commerce remains weak. Still, a huge potential market and a rapidly growing economy provide powerful incentives for foreign investors to take their chances in China" (Coleman, 2011). The competitive landscape of global expansion grants industry leaders a wide array of opportunities that disassembles the monotony associated with operating within the parameters of the United States. There are primarily five identified reasons as to why penetrating Asian markets would significantly benefit prospective entrepreneurial ventures such as; ? New financing opportunities with less regulatory restrictions-foreign countries welcome the idea of international ventures that opens the door for trading imports and exports. Some countries reduce governing practices that prevent external sources from entering an already tightly conformed country. However, country regulators review potential business opportunities as an ever increasing opportunity to strengthen foreign relations and policy mandates. ? Ability to increase employment and reduce unemployment within global regions ? Gain publicity and boost reputation-if an organization builds an alliance with China and the merger of two countries is successful, other companies will want to work with the organization in order to create a competitive advantage against their competitors. In addition to establishing new foreign partnerships, consumers will increase their spending habits and give their honest feedback on products/services and will refer the organization to their friends, family, and coworkers.

An organization that desires expansion should consider venturing into a country that is almost as large as the United States. For example, China is considered to be slightly larger than the United States. An organization should seek opportunities that will maximize profitability within current and exponential markets. China's

Paper on the Risk Factors of Culture as they effect women in the workplace

In an increasingly-interlinked world, organizational/employee constituencies will be made up of female executives, especially within management cadres (given the numerical growth of women in the domestic workforce). To address the possible issues inherent in this shift, the following research questions are to be addressed: 1. W

Business: Export Assistance, Purpose of Counter-trade

1. Compare and contrast the export assistance provided to German and Japanese companies with that given to American companies. What about other countries? Discuss the implications of the differences between the countries. What information sources are available to American companies seeking information about export opportunities?

ACC501 Accounting for decision making: breakeven at Apple

Please includes references, my company is Apple, the product used, use specified periods i.e 2009, 2010 comparison between the two. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please use the information below as your guide. By this time, you should have an organization selected and approved for your project. In this module, we

Fraud against corporate executives; loss prevention

Fraud is a crime that many criminal justice experts consider slippery in nature because of the obscure angles and forms it can take, and fraud is not identified until after the crime is committed. Identity theft is an example of how fraud can take the form of another person through the theft of information that makes the crimina

Option or combination of options as best course of action

Discuss the option or combination of option you selected as the best course of action for Ford Motor Company and detail your reasons for selecting that option or combination of options FORD MOTOR CASE STUDY WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. As you look out the window of the "Glass House" headquart

Unfair Protection or Valid Defense for dumping cheap goods

Many domestic manufacturers have called for protection from foreign firms coming into their country and dumping cheap goods. While consumers enjoy the benefits of low cost products, companies lose millions of dollars. Many firms have lobbied their own national government to pass "anti-dumping" legislation. Explain how the WTO

Contract draft and answer questions for Detroit Mini Safe

Please respond to the following two assignments. Assignment 1: Scenario Analysis and Discussion Read the case scenario provided below. Based on the information provided in the case scenario and the readings for this module, prepare a contract that will protect your company. Scenario You are the Vice President of Sal

Find and analyze a 4 year sales and profit data for a major retail corporation

As the fund manager for a large mutual fund, you are preparing for a conference call with all your major investors. You plan to email everyone with an attachment that will serve as a guide for the upcoming call. You know investors time is limited so you want to be focused in your brief report. Find a 4 year sales and profit

Real-World Examples of Unfair Trade Practices

1. What are real-world examples do you have of unfair trade practices related to intellectual property rights or other international trade issues? 2. Under what circumstance, if any, do you feel the labor argument is a valid argument for erecting trade barriers? 3. Under which three of our four models of market structure d

Coca-Cola Control Mechanisms: Bureaucratic and Market Controls

Prepare a paper in which you address the following as it relates to Coca-Cola. Identify 2 types of control mechanisms (ways controls are applied) used in your selected organization. Compare and contrast these control mechanisms. Determine the effectiveness of these control mechanisms. Examine the positive and negative reac

ISO 9000 and the Benefits of International Standardization

Conduct research on the internet and find out more about ISO 9000. You can use the ISO 9000 website - as a starting point. In a paper, answer the following questions: What is ISO? What are the benefits of international standardization? How have the ISO 9000 standards been received worldwide? What are the latest

Multicultural Teams

Leadership for Multicultural Teams Examine the characteristics that are linked to successful leadership in the context of global and multicultural teams. In a two-page paper, cite and explain the core characteristics and skills essential to leading global teams. What makes a good leader in that environment? What makes a good

Macy's 2010 disclosures for cash, accounts receivable and inventory

Company selected: Macy's Research your selected company and acquire the company's most recent financial statements using the Internet. Analyze the disclosures contained within the notes to the financial statements related to cash and cash equivalents, receivables, and inventories. Include a list identifying the components


The WTO is pretty much an extension of the GATT. GATT was one of the three major agreements that went into the WTO. So, if faced with the decision to follow a certain law, would your company follow WTO or GATT? Why? Is one more beneficial for a company? Why or why not?

Lower Tariffs and Remove Barriers and Restrictions to Trade

Two organizations are similar in their fundamental principles and primary goals to lower tariffs and remove artificial barriers and restrictions imposed by self-serving national governments. Research an issue that is currently happening. Does GATT and/or the WTO really do what they were intended for (ie. do they really help

The WTO and GATT settle disputes: Illustrate the process with an example

The WTO and GATT settle disputes by the following First Stage: up to 60 days Before taking any action countries in dispute are allowed to resolve their differences themselves. Second Stage: up to 45 days If consultations fail, complaining country can ask for a panel to be appointed. The panel makes ruling and recommen

Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers

Discuss Tariff and nontariff barriers: 1. Define the topic 2. Describe the roles of international financial institutions, and how it is used in global financing operations, and its importance in managing risks.